Cargill Senior Process Engineer GEOS PPD in Europe, United States

Senior Process Engineer GEOS PPD

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Job location(s): Rotterdam/Botlek, the Netherlands

The Senior Product and Process Development Engineer Global Oils PPD develops, engineers and documents PPD projects for multiple sites globally. Key tasks are the development of new processes and the FEL (Front End Loading) for New Products and Services Solutions (DNPSS) and High Performance Innovation (HPI), in close cooperation with refined oil sites worldwide, PPD Regional Leads, COE’s and/or Technical Service Teams.

You will be travelling up to 50 % of your working time.

Major Tasks:


  • Responsible for engineering deliverables, design standards, planning and implementation of operational vision, direction and strategy for PPD technology areas. Give project engineering tactical support (i.e. preparing of scope, budgets, design flows/diagrams, commissions, start-up schedules, equipment selection, process documentation, instrumentations/controls, etc.) to projects using new proprietary PPD processes. Where applicable, may provide direction and assign tasks to more junior engineers, technicians and support staff.

  • Act as subject matter expert for modelling and process engineering for new PPD processes

  • Identify independently more complex technical issues and may directly/indirectly resolve more complex matters associated with the processes and equipment developed by PPD.

  • Apply data analytics software such as Minitab and process modelling software such as Aspen Engineering Suite

  • Identify new opportunities for process improvement by analysing production data and developing process control strategies aligned with business objectives

  • Act as subject matter expert for, and may lead in conjunction with Strategic Sourcing, activities related to vendor selection. Assist/support in negotiating more complex purchasing agreements related to proprietary PPD processes.


  • Provide input to the project pipelines/portfolios (HPI/DNPSS) with ideas applying distinctive product and process engineering/technology applications.

  • Provide timely communication to key stakeholders (operations, business leadership, technology, and engineering) on project performance and technology efforts.

  • Prepare scope of work, project objectives and design criteria, drawings, process documentation, equipment requirements, cost estimates and appropriate scheduling.

  • Lead at least one PPD core technology area.


  • Support the development of new technology standards/procedures by setting-up tools and reporting mechanisms to monitor the performance (Control Plan). May directly be responsible for the documentation and dissemination of findings, as well as transfer/application of proprietary PPD knowledge.


  • Maintain strong business/customer partnership to assess/identify technology gaps and process improvement opportunities.

  • Identify, propose and/or deploy appropriate technology solution considering overall safety standards, food safety, quality, process safety, capacity, reliability, environmental and costs constraints. Develop cost scenarios to achieve solutions objectives and substantiates benefits/limitations of each option. Summarize findings in good quality reports.


  • University degree in chemical and mechanical (or similar) engineering

  • Ability to identify new opportunities, develop business cases and manage process control projects

  • Strong knowledge of process engineering fundamentals and unit operations

  • Fluent English, written and oral ( preferably 2nd foreign language)

  • 8 years of relevant working experience in Plant Operations

  • Relevant working experience in Chemical Plant Construction Management

  • Adequate experience in process industry (preferably edible oil refining), engineering or project management

  • Experience in chemical process modelling and simulation (whole-process or detailed unit operation)

  • Experience with OSISoft, PI data historian and PI Batch

  • Previous experience/education with conceptual design and/or optimization of chemical manufacturing processes

  • Personal experience in operating equipment and processes “on the floor”

Required skills:

  • Good written and verbal communication & reporting & presentation skills

  • Stress resistant in dynamic environment

  • Flexible, but in the same time relentless in obtaining results and meeting deadline

  • Result oriented - does not over-promise and under-deliver

  • Hands on attitude

Our Offer:

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.

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Primary Location Netherlands-ZH-Rotterdam

Other Locations Region - Europe

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: REG01441